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The Westminster Nursery School Times

The days seem just a bit shorter and the nights are getting darker earlier. Acorns are already falling from the trees, all to remind us that September is here bringing with it a brand new school year. As every teacher knows, it truly marks a new beginning because each child who comes into your class is starting a journey that they haven’t been on before, a journey that the two of you will take together; a journey marked by growth, learning and lots of fun.

Scholastic Book Club

Connect your child to books they’ll want to read. All of your purchases directly benefit your child’s school. Monthly reading club flyers keep reading fresh and fun. Low priced books.

Extended Day

Extended Day begins Wednesday, September 11th! This program is offered to 3 and 4 year olds from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Children bring lunch (nut free) and then explore different topics throughout the year. These topics include: dinosaurs, traveling around the world, science, cooking, books and art. Please call Kathy if you are interested in signing up.

Stay and Play

We want to remind parents that Stay and Play (11:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.) or (1:00 - 2:45 p.m. following extended day) begins on September 11th. These programs of artwork, games, stories and playtime are available on Monday-Friday afternoons. Signup is available one week prior to the scheduled session. Signup sheets are located on the bulletin board by the back door. Pick-up time for Stay and Play is 2:45 p.m. Schedule a play date with friends!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Arrival time for all morning classes is 9:00 a.m., doors open at 8:55 a.m. Teachers are preparing their classrooms prior to these times. If you arrive early, you are welcome to come at 8:30 a.m. for Early Drop Off for $5 per day. This program is offered every morning and you don’t need to call or sign up early. We would also like to remind you to use care in the parking lot when picking up or dropping off children. The parking lot is a busy place at these times, and we have had some “near misses”. It is imperative for the safety of all the children that drivers slow down, proceed with caution and obey the entrance and exit driveway signs.

First Field Trip for our 4 year old classes

Our fours will be taking their first field trip to Melick Farms in Oldwick on Wednesday, October 2nd. The children will take a tour of the farm, pick apples and watch how apple cider is made. A separate notice with additional details will be sent home.

Picture Days

Individual student pictures will be taken on Thursday, October 17th and Friday, October 18th. Positive Image Photography has taken our pictures for many years and one picture is cuter than the next! If for any reason you are not happy with how your child’s picture turns out, Positive Image will re-shoot. We will not be painting on picture day, so put those special outfits on!

Calendar Dates

  • Wednesday, September 11th – Extended Day and Stay and Play Begin

  • Monday, September 23rd - Back to School Night for Parents Only

  • Monday, September 30th - School Closed

PLAY is not a four-letter word! It comes from “toil” which means “to work”.

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